School's out for summer…but that doesn’t mean the learning should stop.

During the summer months, students risk losing 2-3 months of math and reading skills if they aren't engaged in learning. This is called "summer slide." Without books and computers in the home and the ability to afford high-quality summer camps, low-income income youth are at a greater risk for the summer...

May 5, 2018 | Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

By Ray Westbrook

Shawn Vinson, a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, remembers being astonished when the Lubbock Area United Way honored him at its annual meeting with the Agency Volunteer of the Year Award.

Those who knew of his work for the...

We're not biased. We have the best volunteers in town.

Well, perhaps we’re a little biased, but we believe it's true because of the stories we hear about them. Stories like the one we heard when we recently sat down with LCU President, Dr. Tim Perrin.

The purpose of our visit was to thank Dr. Perrin for LCU’s participation in the 2017 United Way Campaign and to share what’s coming up. As conversation usually does, one topic led to another...

“What do you call a cow with no legs?”

“I don’t know, Juan, what do you call a cow with no legs?”

“Ground beef!”

You can’t help but chuckle picturing 4th grader Juan beaming as he shares this joke with Clayton Franklin, Vice President of Brand Management for CEV Multimedia. It’s become their ritual since CEV Multimedia partnered with Lubbock Area United Way and Guadalupe-Parkway Neighborhood Centers last fall. Thanks to their new...

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. GO BLUE LUBBOCK is a community-wide project that takes place each April to promote child abuse awareness and prevention. Child abuse rates in Lubbock County are one of the highest in the state with an average of 3 children becoming confirmed victims of abuse and neglect every day....

Cameron James was named the 2018 Lubbock Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year. The Youth of the Year program recognizes young people for their outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle....

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